Life Science Lunch

 "Indiana's longest-running, statewide educational and networking program"

Presented by:

   Barnes and Thornburg

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January 2017  - Understanding 21st Century Cures for Drugs and Devices

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About the Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

Topic/Time/Date - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Lunch Program

How Secure Are Your Patents?

The last run at patent reform fell flat in the Fall of 2015.  With no real legislative appetite to tackle the reform process, you might think that things would have calmed downbut in this age of uncertainty, nothing stays quiet for long.  Whether it is regulatory reform coming from the Patent Office and Congress, addressing the continued issues of Inter Partes Review (IPR) and managing patent trolls, or exploring potential changes in patent protection due to the renegotiation of trade agreements, it is important to plan ahead and be aware of where there may be future disruptions.  Please join us as our panel discusses the current patent landscape for life science products, delves into the key players and constituencies shaping the process, and see what it might mean for protection of your Intellectual Property.


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

 (Lunch Provided )
Formal Presentation by Video Conference
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)

Moderator and Speakers



Chris Felts, Partner
Barnes & Thornburg

 Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Partner
Barnes & Thornburg

 Jennifer Finefield, Sr. Technology Manager
IU Research and Technology Corp.

Angela Freeman, Associate
Barnes & Thornburg


The program is held at Barnes & Thornburg office at 11 S. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.   A map is provided in the table below.


 Next Presentation


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 11:30 am- 1:00 pm (Eastern)



Registration Open


Monday, March 27, 2017